Asante Samuel, nation's No. 3 CB, commits to Florida State

Michael Langston, Recruiting Analyst

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Florida State
Fort Lauderdale

RR: 6.0

Ht: 5'10.0"

Wt: 164.0

Class: 2018


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Florida St.

Florida State got some very good news -- and important momentum heading into the spring evaluation period -- when four-star defensive back Asante Samuel revealed on Thursday that he will be a Seminole.

Samuel narrowed his list to FSU and Miami over the weekend. The Seminoles were thought to be leading for Samuel for some time, but it wasn't until his mother visited campus for the first time last weekend that he knew he would be a Seminole.

"She loved it up here," Samuel said. "She said it's a family here and she liked it even more than she thought she would. It helped the 'Noles a lot."

The Fort Lauderdale-St. Thomas Aquinas standout becomes the Seminoles' eighth commitment for the 2018 class.

Samuel, whose father Asante Sr. played in the NFL from 2003-13, named Florida State his leader after a Nike camp and never wavered.

"I have a great relationship with the FSU staff, and I love how I feel when I'm there for a visit," Samuels told Warchant earlier. "Coach [Charles] Kelly is a great man, but also a coach I feel very comfortable with. So they certainly stand out a lot to me."

Samuel is considered one of the top overall targets on the board for the 'Noles. He also is the No. 2-rated cornerback in the country and No. 19 overall prospect.


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